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veil

 [vāl]
a covering structure; see also velamen and velum.
1. caul.
2. slight huskiness of the voice.

ve·lum

, pl.

ve·la

(vē'lŭm, -lă),
1. Any structure resembling a veil or curtain. Synonym(s): veil (1) , velamen, velamentum
2. Synonym(s): caul (1)
3. Synonym(s): greater omentum
4. Any serous membrane or membranous envelope or covering.
[L. veil, sail]

caul

, cowl (kawl, kowl)
1. The amnion, either as a piece of membrane capping the baby's head at birth or the whole membrane when delivered unruptured with the baby.
Synonym(s): galea (4) , veil (2) , velum (2) .
2. Synonym(s): greater omentum.
[Gaelic, call, a veil]

ve·lum

, pl. vela (vē'lŭm, -lă)
1. Any structure resembling a veil or curtain.
Synonym(s): veil (1) , velamen.
2. Synonym(s): caul (1) .
3. Synonym(s): greater omentum.
4. Any serous membrane or membranous envelope or covering.
[L. veil, sail]

caul

, cowl (kawl, kowl)
1. The amnion, either as a piece of membrane capping the baby's head at birth or the whole membrane when delivered unruptured with the baby.
Synonym(s): galea (4) , veil (2) , velum (2) .
2. Synonym(s): greater omentum.
[Gaelic, call, a veil]

ve·lum

, pl. vela (vē'lŭm, -lă)
1. Any structure resembling a veil or curtain.
Synonym(s): veil (1) , velamen.
2. Synonym(s): caul (1) .
3. Synonym(s): greater omentum.
4. Any serous membrane or membranous envelope or covering.
[L. veil, sail]
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To many non-Muslims (Romanians included), a veiled woman automatically indicates her submission to Islam, to religious and moral values which seem very different to their own.
"Veiled presenters are encouraging those oppressive measures by not taking the necessary actions to prevent this from happening," he wrote.
Islam does not oblige women to be veiled; rather, veiling was introduced into Yemeni society as a fashion by the Ottoman Empire, with high-class women wearing it.
A CROWD of angry protesters, including around 30 veiled Muslim women, yesterday jeered embattled Labour MP Jack Straw.
THE furore over the Islamic dress code is not just about the veil, it is also about veiled threats.
"The reality is that the veiled women who visited Jack Straw's office took a substantial step towards integration with the system only to be told that the system does not recognise them as equal citizens."
Firas Zbib The veiled woman who entered the sweet shop with an unveiled friend seemed to be displaying her beauty more than she covered it up.
One misconception is that veiled women are foreigners who do not speak English.
They meet every Thursday at her apartment, arriving veiled but removing them in the safety afforded there.
As Reina Lewis says in the preface to Veil, veiled women often have to counter patriarchal and Western, denigrating attitudes.
The story resonates powerfully with Josiah McElheny's conceptually infused blown-glass art, and not only because one of the newer works he showed during his first major museum exhibition in Europe was called Four Veiled Mirrors after a Fiction by Borges, 2001.